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Minor earthquake, 2.9 mag strikes near Talkeetna in Alaska



Earthquake location 63.0206S, -151.0266WA minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 90 km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska (56 miles) on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak15796869. Id of event: ak15796869. Exact location of event, longitude -151.0266 West, latitude 63.0206 North, depth = 112 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/04/17 / 2017-04-21 21:00:57 / April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:00:57 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112 km (70 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 2.5 to 3.5 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 2.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -151.0266° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 63.0206° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km NNW of Talkeetna, Alaska Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-21 21:00:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-21 21:09:18 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -540 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status automatic Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 129 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network ak The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,ak, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID ak15796869 Id of event.
Event Code 15796869 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,ak15796869, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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